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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 2010, 11:00 pm Thread Starter
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06 K1200R Heated grips stuck on high hot

My 06 K12R heated grips won't shut off at the switch, Stuck on hi hot. I had to unhook the wires inside each bar switch to shut them off. I assume the problem is in the off- hi- lo switch but, There is no mention of steps to take for diagnosis in service manual. From what I've found BMW does not offer individual parts for the switch assembly. I don't want to buy a complete switch assembly they are very expensive and only the grip heat is malfunctioning. Does anyone know how to test and or fix the switch? I am going to change the bars soon too. I've read what I could find and understand being carefull not to damage the wires when removing existing grips but, don't know how to remove the grip heat sleeve without damaging it. The cover on my hazard button is damaged also. I have been looking for a set of used switches to get parts from or replace mine with. My 06 K12R has heated grips but no esa or abs. If someone knows of used switches or someone who has parts or does repairs on them please let me know.

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I might have what you need. Let me check the garage...





Considering they are over $200 each from BMW, how about $150 plus shipping costs for both? That's pretty good for switches that basically look brand new.

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Yes, the switches you show are excact match to mine and look to be in great condition. Let me know how to send payment and my ship address to you. Hope this will cure my problem so I can move on to the bar replacement. Is there anything that you know of I should check out in wiring to assure that the switch for heat is my problem? I have not found any troubleshoot guide to check my problem out but, logic tells me I have power where it needs to be it just isn't being managed correctly by the switch. I don't want to damage the new switch by installing it before any other problems are repaired that could cause it to fail.
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I doubt it, but I could check the reprom to see if there is a testing procedure for the heated coil. I haven't worked on it before, but I would imagine if you test it with a multimeter, there must be some resistence range to look for. On the other hand, testing the wires in the combination switch is another option.

I mapped out the wire colors to the combination switch a while ago.

It's around here somewhere...

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I'll check the resistance range out with switch in different positions and see what I come up with. I expect that there will be no change in resistance if switch is bad. Will send you pm with my ship address and pay info.
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